[Python-Dev] Adding poll() system call

Andrew Kuchling akuchlin@mems-exchange.org
Thu, 13 Jul 2000 10:59:49 -0400

On Tue, Jul 11, 2000 at 01:09:07PM -0400, Jeremy Hylton wrote:
>  AMK> Very interesting, and probably worth doing because all that
>  AMK> list parsing *is* a silly waste of CPU.  But could poll still
>  AMK> live in the posixmodule, then, or be a module of its own?  [1]
>The select module has exactly the same problem and could use the same
>interface.  They could both live in their own module.
>I'm not sure what to call it.  Possibilities include:
>- add it to the current select module
>- new name, e.g. asyncio, fileevent
>- call it _asyncore and expose it through the asyncore module

I want to finish off the patch to add poll(), but don't know how to
proceed.  The decision to use Jeremy's more efficient API seems clear;
my only question at this point is where to put it.  I'd argue for
adding it to the select module.  Any strenuous objections?